Haunted Places in Southleigh, Devon



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    New Look Boutique Store

    Sidmouth, England

    3.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This boutique store in this quaint seaside town is reportedly haunted by the apparition of a woman named Gladys, a former tenant of the building. Staff reportedly heard loud noises, disembodied footsteps and whispering noises. I myself visited this store after the local newspaper ran an article, and experienced the ...


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    The Stables Bed and Breakfast

    Kilmington, Devon

    4.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    I stayed in this historic barn conversion which was a former stable back in the eighteenth century, and experienced a great deal of paranormal activity. Throughout the night, I thought I heard sounds similar to the whinnying of a horse, even though there were none present. I also heard disembodied ...


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    Sidholme Hotel

    Sidmouth, England

    5.7 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A Victorian woman recently was caught on photograph. She is said to be the wife of the owner from 142 years ago. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    New Look

    Sidmouth, England

    5.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A medium was called here after employees kept experiencing items falling off of their racks, noises were unaccounted for, and voices were heard. Some people reported seeing a Victorian granny inside of here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Kennaway House

    Sidmouth, England

    6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A young girl named Charlotte is reported here. Occurences became so frequent, one room is now called the Charlotte Room (where she is frequently seen). She is said to also move heavy objects and give guests the sense of not being alone. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Royal Lion Hotel

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    8.7 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This historic inn dates back to the early seventeenth century, and is believed by many to be haunted. Witnesses have reported a ghostly most that materialises in the hotel hallways and the sounds of disembodied footsteps. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Choughs Hotel

    Chard, Somerset

    12.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    An inscription by the fireplace has a reputation for being unphotographable using flash; anyone who attempts to will have the camera malfunction, photo show up blurry, or not even show up at all. Upstairs, a knight has been seen, by the fireplace, an evil-looking old man has been spotted, and ...


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    Bettiscombe Manor

    Southleigh, England

    12.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A businessman named Azariah Pinney had a slave who requested to be buried back in his homeland; after the death, Pinney didn't satisfy the demands and opted to have the slave buried at the local cemetery. Unfortunately, a terrible scream would roar through until the body was taken back to ...


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    Clock House Inn

    Southleigh, Dorset

    13.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    There are reports of various people sighting the apparition of a friendly young woman standing on the car park of the sixteenth century inn. Witnesses say she appears to have no legs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Exmouth Rugby Club

    Exmouth, England

    14.7 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    CCTV caught a bar bell ringing by itself. Guests and workers have also noticed muffled voices despite the building being empty. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Higher Filford Farmhouse

    Southleigh, Dorset

    15.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This historic farmhouse is well known for its produce; and the entity that resides there. The apparition of an grey haired man in a red soldier's uniform allegedly haunts the cheese cellar underneath this house. If spoken to, he is known to disappear backwards into the cellar wall. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Powderham Castle

    Southleigh, England

    15.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A mother and her child were walled up alive and are still felt here. A Grey Lady walks between the castle and the church; her appearance is said to be a bad omen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Bull Hotel

    Bridport, England

    16.5 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The upper floor of the hotel is reputedly haunted by children, who screams and cries have been heard by staff and guests. The apparition of a lady in a tweed outfit has been seen seated in the downstairs lobby. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Well House Tavern

    Exeter, Devon

    17.3 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    It is said that a monk and a nun engaging in a love affair killed themselves at this location. Robed figures are seen, perfume scents are picked up, and alarms are known to go off by themselves. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Exeter Cathedral

    Exeter, Devon

    17.4 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A monk and a nun are thought to have fallen in love and then chose to commit suicide to remain together. Both spirits are seen here, long after their deaths in circa 1400. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Rougemont Castle

    Exeter, Devon

    17.4 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This site used to be a prison; the last execution was of three witches, hanged in the 1680s. Some of those executed here are said to be restless in the afterlife and have been reported to disturb guests' hospitality here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Well House

    Exeter, Devon

    17.4 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    People claim to spot women in black gowns who suddenly vanish. The odor of perfume, lights flickering, and alarms going off are also common activity here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    St. Mary's Church

    Beaminster, Dorset

    17.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The ghost of a murdered schoolboy named John Daniel has been seen here since the time of his death in 1728. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Ley Arms

    Southleigh, Devon

    17.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A negative presence is usually felt in the restaurant area and by the toilets. Doors will sometimes open and slam by themselves and the scent of cigarette smoke can also be picked up. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Cowick Barton

    Exeter, Devon

    18.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A friendly monk is reported here, but the guests don't mind him. Another figure dressed as a Royalist soldier has been seen in different bedrooms. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Fisherman's Cot Inn

    Southleigh, Devon

    18.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This historic inn is notorious for the ghostly laughter of a young woman that has been heard by guests. There are also reports of a headless horseman riding past the inn at a certain time every night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Trout Inn

    Southleigh, Devon

    18.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This thatched cottage has been converted to an inn, and is believed to be haunted by a hovering shade that has been known to materialise in the closets of guests. A former owner recalls having witnessed this apparition on several occasions when the building was a private residence. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Taunton Castle

    Taunton, Somerset

    19.5 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    James Scott, an illegitimate heir to the throne, overthrew this castle in 1685, but only a month later, a retaliation cost him his life as well as most of his soldiers. Many were hung on the gallows, other were forced to become slaves, but doubtless, it is said many of ...


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    Ilchester Arms Public House and Hotel

    Southleigh, Dorset

    23.8 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This historic tavern and inn has always been a pet friendly establishment, which explains why the apparition of a large black dog has been seen bounding through the hallways of the public house. The other apparitions reported are a coin collector (who has been seen and heard in various parts ...


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    Acorn Inn

    Evershot, Dorset

    24.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This sixteenth century inn was a former coaching house, and is now home to the spectre of a murdered highwayman. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Church House Inn

    Southleigh, Devon

    28.8 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    In Room 1, a woman said she saw a disembodied hand pointing toward the nearby church. Other activity involves a monk's apparition, the sound of keys jangling, footsteps, and voices of unseen people. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    The Old Church House Inn

    Southleigh, Devon

    28.8 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A phantom monk is said to be here. Footsteps, keys rattling, voices, breathing, and loud banging noises can be heard here. One account that took place in Room 1 involved a phantom arm pointing towards a nearby church. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    New Inn

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    29.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The apparitions of two young girls have been seen playing together in the garden of this old inn, while the apparition of a tall bearded man in riding gears has been seen in the main bar area. Witnesses have also reported hearing the whinnying and stamping of a house in ...


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    Cerne Abbey

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

    29.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    There are many reported sightings of people seeing robed monks wandering the premises during dusk and dawn, even though the abbey hasn't been in use for centuries. Another witness has reported smelling frankincense while visiting the site. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Churston Court

    Southleigh, Torbay

    29.4 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Monks are seen here walking around the grounds and even through the walls. One monk in particular is said to be in the kitchen. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Berry Pomeroy Castle

    Southleigh, Devon

    29.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Be on the look-out for Margaret Pomeroy (also known as the White Lady). She was held captive in these dungeons and starved to death; she likes to wave at tourists. The Blue Lady is said to the daughter of one of the former Norman Lords who became pregnant after being ...


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    Monks Retreat

    Southleigh, Devon

    29.9 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A friendly monk is reported to be here. His presence is usually a sign that danger is near and can be prevented. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Wessex Royale Hotel

    Dorchester, Dorset

    30.3 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A phantom woman in a bonnet has been seen gazing down into the street by passers-by before she suddenly vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bay Horse Inn

    Ashburton, Devon

    31.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The upper floor of this public house is believed to be haunted by several young children. Staff have reported hearing babies crying, running footsteps and ghostly laughter. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Three Crowns Hotel

    Chagford, England

    31.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The spirit of Sidney Godolphin is allegedly here. He is said to wander the premise and even manifest right in front of people, then retreats by walking through a wall. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Dartington Hall

    Dartington Hall, Devon

    31.4 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Among the figures people claim to see are a lady in white (usually in the garden), two other women in one of the bedrooms, and a horseman outside of the building. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Royal Castle Hotel

    Dartmouth, England

    32.8 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    At night, the sound of James II exile can be heard. Guests will hear the sounds of horses on cobblestone followed by people exiting or entering a stagecoach, the door of the coach slamming, and then the carriage will take off, followed by three bell chimes. Other spirits reported here ...


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    Dartmouth Castle

    Dartmouth, Devon

    33 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The ghosts of several men (positive and negative energies) are reported in the Victorian gun gallery and the old tower. Also in the tower, a young lady is reported as well as a child. Poltergeist activity has been reported in various areas, loud banging noises are heard, and emotions can ...


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    Watermans Arms

    Southleigh, Devon

    33.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A woman in grey holding keys (known as Emily) is spotted here from time to time. She usually looks distressed or gloomy. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    The Oxenham Arms

    South Zeal, Devon

    34 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Two figures are reported here: a monk and a lady. Footsteps and a dragging noise are also reported here. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Athelhampton House

    Puddletown, Dorset

    35.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Built in 1485, the ghosts reported here are the Grey Lady (usually seen in the bedroom or corridors), a phantom monk, and the noises of a ghost named Cooper who taps on the walls, and a pet ape that was accidentally sealed behind the walls who will usually be heard ...


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    Tors Hotel

    Southleigh, Devon

    36 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This family run hotel is haunted by an angry poltergeist that slams doors on the upper floors of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The White Hart Hotel

    Okehampton, Devon

    38 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The voice of a child name Peter can be heard at times. He is said to play with other children who come and visit. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Okehampton Castle

    Southleigh, Devon

    38.2 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    A famous legend here surrounds a woman named Mary Howard. While Mary was a well-to-do woman, in the afterlife, she has been confused with a woman named Lady Frances Howard, who murdered four of her husbands. It is said that Mary is carried in a carriage made of bone and ...


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    Wookey Hole Caves / Wookey Hole Mill

    Wookey Hole, Somerset

    39.5 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    Both the caves and the nearby mill have had their share of tragedy. In the caves, a skeleton from the 11th century was uncovered and is thought to have belonged to a witch who still haunts the cave; a diver also lost life in here in 1949. In the mill, ...


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    Castle Inn

    Southleigh, Dorset

    39.5 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The old inn and restaurant is haunted by two apparitions; a glowing ball of light that flies through the hallways and disappears through walls, and the apparition of an old lady who watches over the inn and keeps staff and guests in check. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Highwayman Inn

    Southleigh, Devon

    41.3 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    The ghost of a man named Sam has been reported wearing green and a feathered cap. He is said to have died in a battle somewhere around it. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    B3212

    Southleigh, Devon

    41.6 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    After a motorcyclist died near this patch of road in the 1920's it is said that he will sometimes prevent accidents from occurring by taking control of the car or motorcycle (usually, the driver will see his pair of hands steering). There is also a belief that the hands are ...


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    Brook House

    Southleigh, Wiltshire

    42.7 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This beautiful historic cottage is reportedly haunted by a kind elderly woman and her faithful black dog. The two have been seen wandering around the property together. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Crown Hotel

    Blandford Forum, Dorset

    43.1 miles from Southleigh, UK-D4

    This Georgian manor house is known as the oldest inn in Dorset, and is rumoured to be haunted by two apparitions. The first is a lady in a flowing black dress who has been seen in the hallway and in rooms on the first floor. The second apparition is a ...


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